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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jul 18, 2011 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

...was where the Indian Muslim moderator told a Bekeley Jewish Rabbi that the Rabbi's narrative reminded the moderator of a Grateful Dead song.

It was truly beautiful &, as a LDS, was a faith-growing experience. Whatever yours, keep the faith.
Namaste,
Jack
PS His Holiness, gave out scarves, just like Elvis used to do- Now we know that Elvis must have been a Buddhist leader in a recent past life...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2011 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

All prior administrations since the usurped Dalai Lama began coming to the White House treated him as a head of state. No more. He is comin' through the back door now (sadly ironic in a way). Others details are easily found. I don't think Richard Gere is having fundraisers anytime soon for the President.

The ChiComs will have their pound of flesh. They don't like to lose face. So, we should not make them angry over such a little matter.

The Taiwanese President trods the same path now too.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 18, 2011 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

And G.W. Bush said when he first met him:

Okay, where's the llama?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2011 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Alpaca?

W. let the man in the front door though, as did his predecessors. It's probably the striped pants boys at the State Dept. pulling the protocol. Or probably not.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 18, 2011 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

That was a quip about a Johnny Carson joke many years ago about GHW Bush meeting the Dalai Lama for the first time.

"He said okay, where's the llama."

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2011 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

The punishment for never watching Johnny. I guess that wasn't prudent of me..

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 18, 2011 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

was never the same show after jack paar left... although that steve allen prior to that was pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzCF6hgEfto

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2011 8:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

That was cool. David Byrne (circa 1979) doesn't have anything close to intensity of Jack's bare wires. Allen was so smooth.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Here's the reverse. And real. I overheard a conversation on a trail once between some trekking guides; they were talking about a trip to the US. The one said he'd been assigned to go on a llama trek, but was warned the llamas spit. He was laughing about how that confused him. "The Lamas spit? Why would a Lama spit on the guide?"

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Didn't see the coverage, but I assume you're talking about the Buddhist silk scarves called katha that are given to honor people. They're also so commonly handed out here that we always have a bunch at the house, just lying around or draped over pictures.

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Poster: vapors Date: Jul 18, 2011 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Is the giving of kathas like being given a lei in Hawaii?
My daughter brought me one when she returned from her SIT semester in Kathmandu this past spring. (Maybe you two passed on the street sometimes.)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 9:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Yeah, kinda.

Hey, shoulda dropped me a line about your daughter being here for semester abroad -- I'd have been happy to meet her for coffee and share my great accumulated wisdom! Though she wouldn't need to bring a katha.

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Poster: vapors Date: Jul 19, 2011 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

It is always fun to read your comments about life there. I considered mentioning her stay to you many times, but didn’t feel comfortable intruding upon either of your privacies.

Om Mani Peme Hung

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 19, 2011 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Gentle and classy v. Hope you are well.
We would have taken the offer up in spades. Lunch(es), dinner(s), festivals (esp. free pot day to the Blue Dude), goddesses, the easy, orderly driving, and modern conveniences. I would lose my wife on Fabric St. I'd have to tie a rope on her before she went in.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 20, 2011 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Oh, no problem either way -- anyone can shoot a line if they're in these parts and feel like it. Btw, seems like a very good program she was with; wow, I'd have been all over that kind of thing back in college! Neat stuff kids can do now.

Interesting transliteration, too ... "Om Mani Peme Hung" ... never seen it that way. I'm wondering about the influence of Chinese on that transliteration. Usually it's written Om Mani Padme Hum (or some version thereof).

Fun facts for you (or anyone) to pass along: Notice that "Padme" is also the name of the Star Wars gal. As it happens, "Yoda" is Sanskrit for warrior. And "Paduwan" (the Jedi term for students) is the Sanskrit term for, well, student. Or, alternately, follower. I may put something on Wikipedia about that once I can get my husband (who I just asked to clarify) to stop going on about Sanskrit roots that would determine under which circumstances it's "student" or "follower." I do know that if you mispronounce it, it means ... one who passes gas loudly!

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Poster: vapors Date: Jul 20, 2011 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

As you can imagine, it was a wonderful experience for her and one I am sure will stick with her for life. I tried to get a small grip on Tibetan translations and would cleverly insert some in our email exchanges while she was away.

I strived for one that would give a nod to the Dalai Lama when responding to you, and am not certain where or why I choose that transliteration.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk6q0zxa4xQ

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 20, 2011 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Well, LOL, in terms of "sticking for life," it does tend to, so watch out ... I first came here almost 20 years ago ... you could end up with some long Xmas commutes :-)



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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 18, 2011 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Conversely - now we know that Elvis lives.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 18, 2011 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

"It was truly beautiful & a faith-growing experience. "

Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

If you can find a copy, you might enjoy "My Jesus Year" by Benyamin Cohen. The book is subtitled "A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith".

"Whatever yours, keep the faith."

Amen

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and may God bless you and yours today

This post was modified by user unknown on 2011-07-18 18:04:11

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